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How to work out how much to pay for a property

As real estate buyers’ agents, we have an obligation to our clients and a requirement under the Property Stock & Station Agents Act to undertake a thorough analysis when determining what purchase price we recommend a client pays. There’s a lengthy list of factors we take into consideration in order to be confident with our recommendation. […]

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The clever way to choose a tradie that will save you worry

So, you’ve decided against selling your home and will renovate instead. In the current climate, you are not alone. Taking into consideration the cost of selling and buying, not to mention this lovely thing called Stamp Duty, we all know it can be a tremendous burden on your wallet when all is said and done. As […]

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How to make money on renovation

  Before you jump into an expensive exercise have a read of this so you know how to make money on renovation. Renovating a property is a risky business.  With the entry and exit costs so high as well as the purchase price and build costs, it has the potential of becoming a money pit. […]

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How to spot a property that has been renovated to sell

I guess the first question to ask is: does it matter whether a property has been specifically renovated to sell? In my experience, more often than not the answer is yes. Especially given the popularity of amateur renovation shows on TV and the amount of people signing up for courses teaching them how to renovate […]

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Cost to fix up a house? – Sort out those irritating things in your new home before you get used to them

It’s a common story. You bought a home with some decorating feature that you thought you couldn’t live with and intended to change immediately. A common question is what is the cost to fix up a house? But life got in the way and 5 years down the track you still have those gaudy orange […]

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Why it is easier to NOT make a profit than it is to make a profit from renovating.

Renovating a property is a risky business, particularly since the entry and exit costs are so high, never mind the purchase price and build costs. In recent years we are seeing fewer and fewer people getting back a dollar in increased value for every dollar they spend. This may be fine if you are renovating […]

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Fix those irritating things in your new home before you get used to them!

It’s a common story. You bought a home with some decorating feature that you thought you couldn’t live with and intended to change immediately. But life got in the way and 5 years down the track you still have those gaudy orange sunflower tiles in the bathroom, or that hideous forest green laminate bench in […]

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